Happy Monday Y’all! It’s crazy to think that this Friday is officially the first day of fall. Considering I went to Iceland, had my bachelorette party, got married & spent two weeks in Africa (many posts coming soon!), it’s safe to say that this summer f-l-e-w by! It was the absolute best summer of my life and I’m feeling really good about everything so I welcome fall with open arms! So naturally, I spent a few hours rummaging through old fall decor & bought a few new things at Homegoods this weekend. Our house has a hint of fall to it and I’m loving it!
So, where do you start?
Bring natural fall elements into your home – cotton stems, rye stalk bundles, mums, sunflowers, etc. Your local grocery has a lot of great options for plants, while any craft store has options for faux-stems. Bringing the outside in is always a cost effective way to decorate your space while making a big impact.
Time to swap out pillows & blankets for some heavier, darker colors and patterns. Although I still have quite a few white & cream pillows in my living room, I swapped out the light colored accents for some darker grays and a darker plaid throw. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s so smart to buy cute throw pillow covers whenever you see them & keep pillows on rotation. I’ve got a mix of blues, grays, whites, lights, darks, etc. It’s so fun to swap these out throughout our rooms – keeps me from getting bored with our home decor!
If you must decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving, keep the holiday decor neutral. Now, of course, this rule goes out the window when you have kids. If you’ve got little ones at home who enjoy Halloween, go crazy – faux spider webs, sticky things on the windows, scary ghosts & goblins all over. If you don’t fall into that category, or if you want to decorate for these specific holidays while keeping a low key/classic feel, stick to neutrals. For example, I went to Homegoods this past weekend and picked up a few white ceramic pumpins and a few gold-ish sprayed ones as well. I love them because not only are they not orange & black, but they can be used from now until December. They’re more “seasonal” or “fall” versus “Thanksgiving” or “Halloween”. Get what I’m saying?!
Last but not least, allow your home to smell like fall. A girlfriend of mine gave me the best pumpkin scented candle from Bath & Body Works and I cannot wait to burn it! Also see that little white pumpkin above? It’s actually pumpkin scented potpourri inside – genius! There’s nothing better than walking into someone’s home in fall and smelling pumpkin or homemade chili or apple cider, am I right? This trick is easy, inexpensive and one of the best. This fall stovetop potpourri is a great place to start – especially if you’re having a gathering and need to spruce the place up quickly! I do it every year.
What’s your favorite way to bring fall into your home?